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La Vélodyssée: A 1200 km long cycle route along the Atlantic coast

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Bus travel between Nantes and Royan

Guide to using urban public transport with your bicycle.

votre velo dans le tram à Nantes

During your visit to Nantes: 

- Trams: bikes are allowed on board all day from Monday to Sunday in the summer, but at certain times in winter; boarding is allowed only via specially designated doors and up to a maximum of 2 bikes per access point. Bikes are carried free of charge.

Buses and the Busway rapid transit line: bikes are not allowed.

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Pont de St Nazaire

Crossing the Saint-Nazaire Bridge

Le franchissement du pont de Saint-Nazaire à vélo est déconseillé. Deux options pour faire la jonction entre Saint-Brevin-Les-Pins et Saint-Nazaire (ou vice versa) :
  • Shuttle bus + Bike: Lila network - Line 17

No extra charge for bikes. 
Number of classic bikes pitches: 8 maximum . Only folding trailers are accepted by the shuttle .
The bicycles are under your responsibility and will be secured by you.
Reservations must be made in advance, at least one day before travel. Tel: +33 2 40 21 50 87.
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  • Taxis + Bike:

Taxis from Saint-Brevin and Saint-Nazaire are equipped with bike rack "classic".
Each taxi can carry 4 people and a maximum of 4 bikes.
Any request for transport of specific equipment (tandem, trailers, ... ) must be reported to them during your phone call.
Taxis of Saint-Brevin: +33 2 40 27 23 07
Taxis of Saint-Nazaire: +33 2 40 66 02 62


Crossing the Ile de Ré Bridge

The bridge has a safe cycle path separated from traffic by a low concrete barrier.
In July and August, you can also take a specially equipped bus to Sablanceaux-Plage. Tickets cost €1.30. Buses leave from Place de Verdun in La Rochelle.

More information about the line 51




Read more:        boat services from Nantes to Royan      -      transport on the rest of the cycle route